At a young age, you are taught to adhere to gender roles. Apparently, the sex you were given at birth determines many factors in your life. These factors include how you dress, behave, and express yourself.
Whenever mental health problems are portrayed or discussed in the wider media, they conform to tired and outdated old stereotypes: that those who have mental health problems will be unable to live fulfilling and enriching lives, or that they will
Shame and stigma are the number one reason why people with a mental illness don’t seek help, support or treatment. Dealing with stigma can be challenging. But you can make a difference! Here are some ways how.
Despite all the positive advancements in the field of mental health, it pains me to say that the stigma that surrounds mental health still has a tendency to rear its ugly head in the places where it is the least wanted.
“Today we shall strive to create a safe and respectful space, free of stigma, where you are free to simply B U… We will then agree to take this invaluable understanding away with us in efforts to create an
Every year in early May, in Canada, two important mental health weeks are observed:
I was on a Dundas bus last year that was rather crowded and I was flapping my free hand that was not holding on to one of the bus poles when something rather cruel took place.